Mavs' Jason Kidd Returns After Six-Game Absence With Strained Calf

Saturday February 11th, 2012

The Dallas Mavericks have their point guard back -- after a six-game absence, Jason Kidd is returning tonight to face the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Kidd had been sidelined since Jan. 27, when he suffered a right calf strain in a win over the Utah Jazz. He also suffered from a back injury earlier this season.

Kidd is playing 28.7 minutes per game for the Mavericks, a career low. He's averaging just 4.1 points, 5.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds. He turns 39 next month.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.